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Music Of The Night by Crime Writers’ Association

Genre: Crime
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Music of the Night is a new anthology of original short stories contributed by Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) members and edited by Martin Edwards, with music as the connecting theme. The aim, as always, is to produce a book which is representative both of the genre and the membership of the world’s premier crime writing association.
The CWA has published anthologies of members’ stories in most years since 1956, with Martin Edwards as editor for over 25 years, during which time the anthologies have yielded many award-winning and nominated stories by writers such as Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Lawrence Block, and Edward D. Hoch. Stories by long-standing authors and stellar names sit alongside contributions from relative newcomers, authors from overseas, and members whose work haven’t appeared in a CWA anthology before.


My Thoughts

Music has always been part of my life; in the moments that I feel low or in need of disconnection, I always have my musical therapy for help. So, when I read that the Crime Writers’ Association had decided to make a recollection of short stories where music is the core and they all have something dark in them, it was impossible to not want to read this book!
Also, it’s quite difficult to make a review of all the stories inside; with some famous authors and some new it was quite impossible to not fall in love with this book.
As always, some short stories make me want to know more about them or the characters in them, some of them made me laugh and of course some of them will stay for me for a long time.
If you are looking for a quick read or something that you’ll keep reading again and again, this is the book you should try!
Because, who doesn’t love music and crime? Ready for the “Music of the Night”?


About The Author

Abi Silver – Be Prepared
Alison Joseph – A Sharp Thorn
Andrew Taylor – Wrong Notes
Antony M. Brown – The Melody of Murder
Art Taylor – Love Me or Leave Me
Brian Price – The Scent of an Ending
Cath Staincliffe – Mix Tape
C. Aird – The Last Green Bottle
Chris Simms – Taxi
Christine Poulson – Some Other Dracula
David Stuart Davies – Violin – CE
Dea Parkin – The Sound and the Fury
Jason Monaghan – A Vulture Sang in Berkeley Square
Kate Ellis – Not a Note
L.C. Tyler – His Greatest Hit
Leo McNeir – Requiem
Martin Edwards – The Crazy Cries of Love
Maxim Jakubowski – Waiting for Cornelia
Neil Daws – The Watch Room
Paul Charles – The Ghosts of Peace
Paul Gitsham – No More ‘I Love You’s’
Peter Lovesey – And the Band Played On
Ragnar Jónasson – 4×3
Shawn Reilly Simmons – A Death in Four Parts
Vaseem Khan – Bombay Blues